This a view of the South side...

This a view of the South side of the mountain in late August. I

have added it simply to illustrate why climbing is better earlier

in the year.


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Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Aug 24, 2005 8:46 pm - Voted 10/10


And why have I climbed that pile 6 times???

Noah (Oregon)

Noah (Oregon) - Aug 25, 2005 4:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Depressing

Because it is there. I've done it 5 times and the whole trip takes 12 hours - home-summit-home. Seriously, if you live in the Portland area, it is a great way to climb and get home to the family all in one day... - Noah


IdahoSummits - Aug 24, 2005 9:56 pm - Voted 10/10


Is that the normal snowpack for this time of year? I would think that is a lot more melted out than usual...

Noah (Oregon)

Noah (Oregon) - Aug 25, 2005 4:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Normal?

Sadly this is what we have had recently. I know that in the "olden days" the mountain never melted out so completely. I have pictures of what looks like a totally different mountain from 100 years ago. People who don't think burning billions of gallons of fuel, tons coal and barrels oil each year doesn't create heat are living life far from glaciers... - Noah

Scott Dusek

Scott Dusek - Oct 19, 2005 4:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks like South Sister for god sakes

Great photo but it's really really depressing! I've never seen Hood look like this before. We had such a low snow-year, scary to think that one day there won't be any glaciers in Oregon. Too bad nobody's really made an affordable hybrid car that works on the roads climbers drive on. So Sad.



Scott - Oct 19, 2005 5:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like South Sister for god sakes

Not to get off topic, but if you are interested, Toyota is supposed to be dropping a hybrid into the Tacoma and 4Runner in the not-too-distant future.


TLP - May 6, 2006 6:43 pm - Hasn't voted

do people...

climb Hood when there is no snow like that? Or is it only done when there is snow


wlloyd - Apr 25, 2007 7:10 pm - Hasn't voted


Isn't the Palmer snowfield (nearly) permanent? It looks nearly gone in this photo. Was 2005 the really awful snow year? I was there in August of 1999 and I think you could still ski most of the way to the lodge then on a thin section of snow. (really good snow year)

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